Adjectives

Bengali Lesson 2 (Adjectives and Food)

Duration: 30 mins

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This second lesson teaches many important aspect in Bengali like adjectives, vocabulary list about food and finally common phrases about greeting. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Bengali Classes.

Adjectives

Knowing adjectives in Bengali is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "good", "bad", "right", "wrong" etc. Adjectives are words used to describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence for example: I am happy. Bengali is easy.

Below is a list of 20 adjectives that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Bengali, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Adjectives List in Bengali

Adjectives Bengali
Tallলম্বা
Lambā
Shortখাটো/বেঁটে
khāṭō/bēm̐ṭē
Bigবড়
baṛa
Wideচওড়া
ca'ōṛā
Longদীর্ঘ/লম্বা
dīrgha/lambā
Smallছোট
chōṭa
Thickমোটা/পুরু
mōṭā/puru
Thinপাতলা/রোগা
pātalā/rōgā
Newনতুন
natuna
Old (opposite of new)পুরনো
puranō
Cheapসস্তা
sastā
Expensiveদামী
dāmī
Youngঅল্প বয়সী
alpa baẏasī
Old (opposite of young)বৃদ্ধ/বয়স্ক
br̥d'dha/baẏaska
Wrongভুল
bhula
Right (correct)ঠিক
ṭhika
Goodভাল/ ভালো
bhāla/ bhālō
Badখারাপ/ মন্দ (ভালো না)
khārāpa/ manda (bhālō nā)
Difficultকঠিন
kaṭhina
Easyসহজ/সোজা
sahaja/sōjā

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Bengali sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Bengali Adjectives in a Sentence

English Bengali
Am I right or wrong?আমি ঠিক না ভুল?
āmi ṭhika nā bhula?
Is he younger or older than you?ওনার বয়স আপনার থেকে বেশি না কম?
Ōnāra baẏasa āpanāra thēkē bēśi nā kama?
Is the test easy or difficult?পরীক্ষা সহজ ছিল না কঠিন?
Parīkṣā sahaja chila nā kaṭhina?
Is this book new or old?এই বইটা নতুন না পুরনো?
Ē'i ba'iṭā natuna nā puranō?
This is so expensiveএটা খুব বেশি দামী
Ēṭā khuba bēśi dāmī

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Vocabulary List about Food

Below is a list of 50 words related to food such as fruits, vegetables and edible items. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or off the menu in a restaurant without a problem.

Food List in Bengali

Food Bengali
Breakfastপ্রাতরাশ
prātarāśa
Lunchদুপুরের খাবার
dupurēra khābāra
Dinnerরাতের খাবার
rātēra khābāra
Mealখাবার
khābāra
Applesআপেল
āpēla
Avocadosআভোকাদো
ābhōkādō
Bananasকলা
kalā
Beansবরবটি
barabaṭi
Breadরুটি
ruṭi
Butterমাখন
mākhana
Carrots গাজর
gājara
Cheeseপনির
panira
Chickenমুরগি
muragi
Coffeeকফি
kaphi
Cornভুট্টা
bhuṭṭā
Cucumbersশসা
śasā
Eggsডিম
ḍima
Figsডুমুর/ফিগ
ḍumura/phiga
Fishমাছ
mācha
Foodখাবার
khābāra
Fruitফল
phala
Garlicরসুন
rasuna
Grapesআঙুর
āṅura
Ice creamআইসক্রিম
ā'isakrima
Lemonsলেবু
lēbu
Lettuceলেটুস
lēṭusa
Meatমাংস
mānsa
Milkদুধ
dudha
Olivesজলপাই
jalapā'i
Onionsপেঁয়াজ
pēm̐ẏāja
Orange juiceকমলালেবুর রস
kamalālēbura rasa
Orangesকমলালেবু
kamalālēbu
Peachesপীচ
pīca
Pearsনাশপাতি
nāśapāti
Peppersগোলমরিচ
gōlamarica
Pineapplesআনারস
ānārasa
Pizzaপিজা
pijā
Potatoesআলু
ālu
Pumpkinকুমড়ো
kumaṛō
Saladস্যালাড
syālāḍa
Saltলবণ
labaṇa
Sandwichস্যান্ডুইচ
syānḍu'ica
Soda (like Coke)সোডা
sōḍā
Strawberriesস্ট্রবেরি
sṭrabēri
Sugarচিনি
cini
Teaচা
Tomatoesটমেটো
ṭamēṭō
Vegetablesতরিতরকারি
taritarakāri
Waterজল/পানি
jala/pāni
Watermelonতরমুজ
taramuja

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Daily Conversation in Bengali

Finally, a list of sentences using the vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Bengali Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Bengali

English Bengali
Are you thirsty?আপনার কি তেষ্টা পেয়েছে?
āpanāra ki tēṣṭā pēẏēchē?
I'm hungryআমার খিদে পেয়েছে
Āmāra khidē pēẏēchē
Do you have a bottle of water?আপনার কাছে কি এক বোতল জল আছে?
āpanāra kāchē ki ēka bōtala jala āchē?
Breakfast is readyপ্রাতরাশ প্রস্তুত
Prātarāśa prastuta
What kind of food do you like?আপনার কি ধরণের খাবার পছন্দ?
āpanāra ki dharaṇēra khābāra pachanda?
I like cheeseআমি পনির ভালবাসি
Āmi panira bhālabāsi
Bananas taste sweetকলার স্বাদ মিষ্টি
kalāra sbāda miṣṭi
I don't like cucumberআমি শসা পছন্দ করি না
āmi śasā pachanda kari nā
I like bananasআমি কলা পছন্দ করি
āmi kalā pachanda kari
Lemons taste sourলেবুর স্বাদ টক
lēbura sbāda ṭaka
This fruit is deliciousএই ফলটা সুস্বাদু
ē'i phalaṭā susbādu
Vegetables are healthyতরিতরকারি স্বাস্থ্যকর
taritarakāri sbāsthyakara
Hi!নমস্কার
namaskāra
Good morning!সুপ্রভাত
suprabhāta
Good afternoon!শুভ বিকেল
śubha bikēla
Good evening!শুভ সন্ধ্যা
śubha sandhyā
Welcome!স্বাগতম
sbāgatama
How are you? (informal)কেমন আছেন?
kēmana āchēna?
How are you? (formal)কেমন আছ?
Kēmana ācha?
What's up? (colloquial) কী খবর?
Kī khabara?
I'm fine, thank you!এইতো ভালো, ধন্যবাদ!
Ē'itō bhālō, dhan'yabāda!
And you? (informal)আর আপনি কেমন আছেন?
Āra āpani kēmana āchēna?
And you? (formal)আর তুমি কেমন আছ?
Āra tumi kēmana ācha?
Goodভাল/ ভালো
Bhāla/ bhālō

Fun Facts

Language Quote that a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers.

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